Update (11:30 am Sat, 3 March 2018): Enquiries continue in the search for Christopher Bates
Alexandra Police searching for missing man Christopher Bates have now identified the person shown in a publicly released image.
Following the publication of the photograph, investigators have established the person is not Chris Bates.
Chris was last seen leaving home in Central Alexandra about 1pm on Sunday 11 February, when he said that he was heading to the river to meet with a friend but has not been seen since.
Police appreciate the feedback received from the community this morning.
The land-based search for Mr Bates, comprising Search and Rescue volunteers and a Police dog team, has gone ahead as planned in several areas around Alexandra.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Southern District Command Centre on 03 471 5002.
Cover image: Christopher Bates. Photo: NZ Police
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